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and to everyone here and everyone watching. erin burnett "outfront" starts next. >>> a senior lawmaker comes "outfront" to explain why he's voting against hagel. >> and chuck grassley implies video games and not guns are the reason for america's mass shootings. what donations that he received from the nra play? >> and another commercial being called racist. i'll show you the ad and let you decide. let's go "outfront." >>> not so friendly fire on capitol hill. an incredibly long day of tough questions for president obama's defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. one of the most contentious moments came when senator john mccain asked whether the 2007 surge troop in iraq was successful. >> the question is, were you right or wroeng? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like you to answer whether you are right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show that you refuse to answer that question. now, please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why -- >> no, i actually would li
negotiator, erin david miller. now, in that interview, hagel said this. "the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here." now, today of that comment about the "jewish lobby," hagel said categorically, i regret it. >> i've already said i regret referencing the jewish lobby. i should have said pro-israel lobby. i think it's the only time on the record that i've ever said that. >> all right. well, earlier, i spoke with one senior lawmaker who was there, who opposes hagel's nomination. senator john barrasso of wyoming, the senate's fourth highest ranking republican, and i asked him whether that controversy over jewish versus israel lobby, it's finally time to put that to rest. >> well, i'll tell you, erin. i think that chuck hagel appeared weak and wobbly today, unconvincing, and not the kind of sound judgment and strong leadership you need in a secretary of defense. i've met with him privately, as well. the bottom line is, senators are not intimidated, as chuck hagel refers to, by any lobby. when the national interest of the united states is at stake, and specifically, our security, peop
it to you throughout the hour. and a good evening to all of you tonight. i'm erin burnett. "outfront," not so friendly fire on capitol hill. a long day of tough questions for president obama's defense secretary nominee, chuck hagel. it was his senate confirmation hearing. and up with of the most contentious moments came when hagel's old friend, and former colleague, senator john mccain, asked whether the 2007 u.s. troop surge in iraq, which you may recall, hagel had called, in his words, the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam, he asked whether that surge had ultimately been successful. >> the question is, were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong, and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show that you refuse to answer that question. now, please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why -- >> no, i actually would like an answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a
stuck, too. we are covering it all. cnn's erin mcpike is in kansas city, missouri, and meteorologist jennifer delgado is tracking the storm in our weather center. let's begin with erin in the nation's heartland, good morning, erin, it looks terrible. >> reporter: good morning, carol. we're getting about two inches of snow an hour, but what i want to tell you are the power outages. we talked to kansas city power and light all morning and the power outages have doubled and tripled since we first started talking to them, up to 35,000 power outages just in the kansas city metro area. there are also about 10,000 power outages in texas and another 10,000 or so in oklahoma. that's a problem for those getting heat so that's something to watch out for. also around me it's getting harder to see if you can look a little bit behind me here you don't see very many cars on the road. however the cars that we have seen have gotten stuck, one of them rolled down the hill so it is very dangerous. we also know from kansas governor sam brownback that there was a second death in this storm reported last
three for the must-reads. robert train um, doug hataway, and erin. what is your must read? >> there has been a lot of missed opportunities at the state-wide level for republicans to take back the senate. christine o'donnell in delaware and so forth. an interesting story in today's "the new york times," a group of wealthy individuals, saying never again. we'll influence the process, and although we won't influence it from a literal sense, we'll steer money to people that actually can win. u.s. a wise mo it's a wise move. >> what's your read? >> ron brown, an article in "the national journal." an insightful and indepth look at the new normal. winning coalition in national politics, which says that you have to get the votes of african-americans and latinos and young people and liberal whites and conservative white men, not as important as they used to be. a new formula for winning and an interesting article about that. >> a good one, i'll pick it up as well. >> erin, yours? >> this is a story about how personal life which often gets a lot of scrutiny, has an impact on policy, and that's --
our short straw reporter right up there, south of kansas city, into spring hill, kansas, our erin mcpike is there. erin, you're going to get somewhere between 12 and 16 inches of snow before it's done. >> reporter: a number of roads are already closed, chad. but the snowstorm is actually a mixed blessing to the region's big business, agriculture. the second major winter storm in under a week slams the great plains tonight. but farmers here aren't complaining. >> the drought over the last two years has put our farm in survival mode. you get the feeling that, you know, it can rain or snow again. it does happen. so i get the feeling we are going in the right direction. >> reporter: this is the third straight year the nation's bread basket is suffering from extreme drought. crop production and the region's economy are down dramatically because of it. with $3 billion of losses here in kansas in 2012. another problem, drinking water. here at hillsdale lake, a major source of drinking water for kansas city and surrounding areas, the water level is 3 1/2 feet lower than average. >> we're hop
on erin burnett's "outfront" at 7:00 p.m. eastern after "the situation room." >>> right now there are people in a major winter storm. 20% of the population will feel some effects. emergencies have been declared across kansas and missouri and a number of major cities could see record-breaking snow and ice. let's get the very latest on the storm from cnn meteorologist karen maginnis. >> kansas, nebraska, and portions of arkansas, missouri have seen snow, sleet, and ice. on top of that we're looking at fairly gusty winds. big thunderstorms now erupting across the southeast and the gulf coast states. there is a tornado watch that goes until 7:00 p.m. local time and several perishes where they have tornado warnings. very interesting weather system meet logically speaking with the snow, the sleet, the freezing rain and eruption of the big storms across the southeast. it has impacted a number of the airports but right across this region into southern missouri and north central areas of arkansas, they have seen ice and i've seen pictures posted on twitter and instagram where they ha
's erin burnett is going "outfront" tonight on a gruesome discovery. the body of a missing woman found inside a los angeles hotel water tank. erin joins me now live with a preview. what a crazy story, erin. >> and what's even crazier is how they found out about this. people who were staying at this hotel started complaining of low water pressure and funny tasting water. frightening. and when they went up to investigate the reason why, they found a body. we're going to tell you about this story and exactly how this could have happened. and also, what the link is between that body and the water that people were drinking in the hotel room and who the person was. we also have exclusive and new photos of reeva steenkamp, of course, the girlfriend of oscar pistorius, who was killed. these are some pretty amazing pictures of a man who had worked with her several times on photo shoots and they're pretty -- they're pretty beautiful. and in tonight's essay, we talk about the post office's new fashion foray with a yeah, pretty strong opinion on that one. see you guys at the top of the hour. >> as
for us. >> it's pretty hard to top that, i'll tell you that much. but we're going to do it. cnn's erin burnett is going "outfront" tonight on the future of the catholic church after pope benedict's historic resignation. erin, it was great watching you this morning, covering it live as the helicopter was leaving and heading over to the retreat. >> it was amazing watching that helicopter. as we said, you couldn't get a better advertisement for the glory of rome than that ride that the pope took today. history was made today, and we're going to tackle the taboo issue in the church, and we're talking about sex and celibacy. tonight we've got a nun who left the church because she fell in love, a priest who left the church because he fell in love, and a priest who is staying in the church and who believes in celibacy. and the mysterious death of an american work for a secretive and prestigious government firm. >> we'll be there, top of the hour, erin. >>> and when we come back, we're just now getting results of our very own test of anheuser-busch's beer. is it watered down? it's a question w
with the kidnapper, jimmy dykes, who later was killed. >>> this evening, cnn's erin burnett is taking a look at this very story, digging deeper on this amazing operation to rescue this young ethan. what are you guys looking at? >> we have the kind of minute by minute of what happened and it is pretty incredible, when you just see that picture there of the pipe and how they were communicating with jimmy lee dykes who had taken 5-year-old ethan hostage for nearly a week. sort of tick by tick of exactly what happened. it's a pretty incredible story. and we will be joined by the principal of ethan's school, a man who knows the little boy well. we will find out more about ethan as we have reported, he had suffered from asperger's and was obviously struggling this past week. and we will be talking about the big vote for the boy scouts. i know you all were talking about this. we have the numbers on just how influential mormons are in the boy scouts in terms of money and in terms of the number of boy scouts and it's pretty stunning. this decision really could come down to the mormon church. back to
contributor. and erin is a staff writer for salon.com. i welcome all three of you. thanks for being here. >> happy sunday. >> robert, i'll begin with you. let's take a listen to majority leader eric cantor on nbc's "meet the press." here it is. >> every time you turn around, the answer it to raise taxes. he just got his tax hike on the wealthy, and you can't in this town every three months raise taxes. again, every time, that's his response. we've got a spending problem. everybody knows it. >> robert, president obama is not just calling for tax hikes. he said this weekend, he wants spending cuts, entitlement changes, tax reforms. so why all the rhetoric from the gop when the stakes are this high? >> look, this needs to be a comprehensive conversation, not just about tax cuts and revenue, but also about smart government. both sides are in their corners, and they're both obviously speaking to their choirs or speaking to their base. the question becomes, what are we going to do? since we have this conversation, it seems like, every three months, about sequestration, about the fiscal cliff a
and doing this special report. >>> erin burnett is going "outfront" tonighthe b o t scouts decision to put off a vote on its gay membership ban. she has a preview ofhat's gog >>ou w, bn looking at is the incredibly tight and long standing relationship between mormons and the boy scouts. a very power group and today, the boy scouts was supposed to vote on whether gays would be allowed in the boy scouts and then today, they said we're not going to work for a few months. we're getting to the bottom of why, what role mormon faith may have had in that. we have looked into it and one of the biggest scout troops in the country, salt lake, 95% mormon said they are against gays being part oof the boy skoit scouts and we're going to have details on the rescue in alabama. new details that are stunning and amazing and it's a great day to talk about it because of the little boy having his sixth birthday. >> we wish him a happy, happy birthday. thank you. >> so, the folks who make the famous board game monopoly. they just announced something that is a game changer. that sounds like an assignment for our
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